Bemidji Blotter for Wednesday, May 3

The following is a summary of incidents the Bemidji Police Department and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to on Wednesday, May 3.


Assist, 11:15 p.m.

Assist looking for car keys possibly thrown into a yard on the 2700 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Unable to locate.

Assault, 9:01 p.m.

Welfare check on possible assault victim on Mississippi Ave. SW. One arrested.

Agency Assist, 8:13 p.m.

Assist BCSO with report of a suspicious female in the swamp/ditch on Wee Gwaus Dr. SW. Female arrested on warrant.

Hazards (dangerous), 6:02 p.m.

Gas leak on outdoor firepit on the 1600 block of 6th St. SE. Officer on scene until cleared by Bemidji Fire.

Drugs, 2:35 p.m.

Extra patrol request around Best Western during evening hours.

Violations/Court Orders, 9:56 a.m.

Adult male arrested on probation A&D order per probation officer request, probation officer did the prebook.

Welfare Check, 4:23 a.m.

Welfare check requested for a supposed intoxicated female throwing things around on the 1300 block of Bemidji Ave. N. All was quiet upon officer’s arrival. Female appeared sober and denied needing any assistance.


Agency Assist, 9:01 p.m.

Deputy assisted Bemidji PD on Mississippi Ave. SW. Arrest made for outstanding warrant leading to new charges.

Civil, 8:41 p.m.

Neighbor accused a child of stealing a toy from his yard on the 5600 block of Alps Ct. NW. Assisted and advised.

Suspicious, 8:13 p.m.

Female arrested for warrants and Wee Gwaus Rd. SW.

Fire, 5:56 p.m.

Deputies responded to a brush fire on the 17200 block of Skyview Dr. NW.

Fire, 5:27 p.m.

Reported near Alvwood Rd. and Brooks Rd. NE in Blackduck.

Assault, 3:18 p.m.

Deputies investigated the report of an assault on the 9900 block of Irvine Ave. NW. Investigation pending.

ATV, 9:05 a.m.

Complaint of a dog allegedly being hit by a four-wheeler on Deer Path Ct. NE. Complainant did not witness the incident but presumes it was the neighbors that live a few doors down due to seeing them on four-wheelers earlier.

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